[Mailman-Users] Is it possible to use mailman without apache?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Mar 12 16:15:55 CET 2005

Carfield Yim wrote:

>Actually I just want to approve a pending mail, can I do it with command

I'm not sure about command line, but you can do it by e-mail. If
admin_immed_notify is set to Yes, the notification message that is
sent contains a message/rfc822 part similar to the following:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Subject: confirm 750c69674069227167abb400c93d75b58234d6f1
Sender: <listname>-request at example.com
From: <listname>-request at example.com

If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
Mailman will discard the held message.  Do this if the message is
spam.  If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
to the list.  The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
of the body of the reply.

Thus, you can actually send any message to the <listname>-request
address with the confirm <token> command in the subject with an

Approved: <password>

header or first body line to approve the message or without Approved:
to discard it.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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